The House voted 95-0 Monday to approve the measure. It returns now to the Senate to approve changes.
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Laura Berry says her organization didn’t ask lawmakers for a funding increase.
The bill would provide the option after a domestic violence victim gets a restraining order.
A House committee debated a series of firearm regulations, including one to allow people protected by restraining orders to carry a handgun without a license.
Between July 2013 and July 2014, more than 1700 people seeking shelter in domestic violence shelters were turned away due to lack of space.
Lawmakers will wrestle with the question of whether domestic violence victims should get insurance payouts when their spouse destroys property next session.
Gov. Mike Pence announced changes at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles this week while applications poured in for the state's expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Proposed legislation would provide $5 million a year in the next two-year state budget for domestic violence prevention and treatment programs.
The House's efforts will include charitable donations, weekly education and awareness efforts and potential legislative action.
Domestic violence prevention advocates say funding issues are interfering with progress.